Emissions testing vehicles in the Denver metro area

Live in Colorado and need to renew your plates?  If you have questions about where or if you have to get emissions testing, here are some answers for you.

There are fourteen testing centers in the six county area that requires emissions tests.  The counties that require emissions tests include Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, Adams, Douglas and Arapahoe County.  If you live in one of these counties, be sure to view the map for your nearest emissions testing location.  You can also call 303-692-3270 for information on these centers’ locations.  The test is required every other year with certain exceptions including change of ownership, or if it registered in an area that doesn’t require emissions testing but is driven at least 90 days per year in the emissions required area.

There are also rapid screen locations that are set up along metro highways, which, if your car is running clean twice within the last ten months, you can forego the trip to a testing center.

If you are concerned that your vehicle will not pass the test, here are a couple of tips to help take out the error in the test, as you can read on the Colorado Air Care site.

If when you’re out and about and you see a smoking vehicle, you can report this vehicle’s license plate to the Smoking Vehicle Hotline, 303-692-3211.

If you plan on purchasing a used car in Denver be sure to keep a maintenance program in mind to make sure that your vehicle runs clean and efficiently.

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